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​Michael W. Parks

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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation 100%
  • Employment and Sexual Harassment
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Class Action Lawsuits/Consumer Rights
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage Claims
  • Fire Cases and Litigation


Attorney Michael Parks has over two decades of experience under his belt. Since cofounding Schimmel & Parks, APLC, he has dedicated his practice to helping those facing complex legal matters involving class actions, employment law, bad faith insurance, consumer law and personal injury law. He is committed to safeguarding the rights of clients who have been harmed or neglected by employers, insurance companies and other persons. As an experienced litigator, he has what it takes to fight against large corporations and organizations in order to pursue justice for his clients. Mr. Parks is AV Preeminent peer-review rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer.

Currently, he is licensed to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California and the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Before devoting his professional life to litigation and trial work, attorney Parks attended Arizona State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in history. Following his undergraduate coursework, he enrolled in University of the Pacific, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1991.


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1991
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1987
  • Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations: 1983-1985, Ithaca, New York

Bar Admission

  • California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Past Member, Committee on Appellate Courts
  • American Bar Association, Past Member, Section of Torts and Insurance Practice

Current Employment Position

  • Co-Founder


  • AV Preeminent peer-review rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Southern California Super Lawyer

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Second District Court of Appeal Settlement Conference Project, Settlement Officer